Scientific Works Series C. Veterinary Medicine

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Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXIV, Issue 1
Written by Ruxandra-Anamaria OPREANU, Mario CODREANU

The aim of this article is to synthesize and systematize the risk factors in the appearance of feline hyperthyroidism presented in the literature. It is based on data and statistics extracted from numerous articles made all around the world. Data were processed and systematized based on the following factors: age, race, gender, robe color and fur length, diet, living environment, litter usage, and interaction with various chemicals. Thus, it is noteworthy that hyperthyroidism is more common in senior cats, living indoor, consuming predominantly wet food, and having contact with PBDE and PCB type substances, as well as the fact that cats from a "color point" breed are less likely to develop hyperthyroidism. Many factors have been identified that may favor the disease, but no determinant.

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